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Believe In Me foundation expands mission

Believe in Me, formerly the Morning Star Foundation, has increased its fundraising efforts and its distribution of funds to Inland Northwest children’s charities since changing its name in November, says the foundation’s CEO Julie Wukelic. ...


Favored Few charitable fund focuses on Fairchild

The Favored Few Support Crew Fund has been established recently at Innovia Foundation to support military service members and their families at Fairchild Air Force Base, an effort for which businesses and individuals have been quick to show ...

Hispanic Business Professional Association gains momentum with community support

The Hispanic Business Professional Association of Spokane, once an organization grassroots in nature, now has support from beyond the Hispanic community it was originally designed to serve. ...


My Turn Theater offers spotlight to disabled actors

After successfully launching a theater company for disabled actors in Coeur d’Alene, Wendy Carroll is working to establish a similar organization, My Turn Theater, in Spokane. ...


According to Plans: Spokane Regional Plan Center reports rise in demand

The Spokane Regional Plan Center has been providing access to commercial construction project documents to members for nearly 80 years, and the nonprofit membership organization’s leaders say its services are in higher demand than ever. ...


Avista engineers grid updates in downtown Spokane

With an ever-increasing customer demand for electricity, Spokane-based Avista Corp. is updating and modernizing the electrical grid that powers the city, says Heather Rosentrater, of Avista. Rostentrater is senior vice president of energy delivery and ...


New Joya facility custom designed to fit mission

For more than 60 years, Joya Child & Family Development adapted to its spaces, including a church basement and an old, surplus school building. But Joya now has a custom-designed facility that accommodates specific needs of children and families it ...


Avian flu exacerbates rising poultry, egg prices

Consumers can expect their chicken wings and egg salad to cost a little more this summer, due to an outbreak of avian influenza, local industry experts say....


Mushroom farming grows in the Inland Northwest

Josh Yake, founder and owner of Gourmet Foragables & More, of Spokane, says he remembers when he was the only mushroom vendor at Inland Northwest farmers markets. ...


Vinegar Flats Farm adopts no-tilling technique

On a 40-acre parcel of land tucked along the west side of Latah Creek where sounds of flowing water and chirping birds create a calm atmosphere in the historical farming neighborhood, Vinegar Flats Farm is in the middle of an important transition. ...

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